Disclaimer: Sorry I forgot about this, actually, I don't even know what this means, but whatever. I don't own Ed, which I 'm preety sure all ya'll should know by now..I mean, no offense to , but I wouldn't be writing on here if I had thought up Ed. Plus, it would still be on t.v., cuz i wouldn't have let them cancel it.

Nancy nearly choked on her water, Molly glanced nervously at the two, and Ed gave Mike a "Just-wait-until-it's-my-turn" look. Then he turned to Carol.

"We don't have to if you don't want to" he gave her an apologetic smile.

"No!" Carol said, a bit louder than necessary, "it's your dare, and I'm not going to stop you from doing it.

"Ok…"

Ed leaned across the table and Carol followed suit. They slowly got closer and closer until their lips met. Although both started out with their eyes open, as the kiss grew longer and more passionate, both pairs of eyes drifted closed. They became totally unaware of where they were.

The three onlookers just grinned. At one point, Mike whispered to Nancy,

"I think I just saw tongue, did you see it? Maybe we should break those two apart…"

Nancy shoved him but nodded to his first question. About a minute later, Ed and Carol finally separated slowly. Mike patted him on the back and Molly and Nancy were giggling, but neither Ed nor Carol were paying attention to their friends. Instead, they were staring at each other, each lost in their own thoughts, but both were thinking the same thing…

Wow.

There hadn't just been sparks; there had been a forest fire!

Carol was trying not to show it, but she was breathless. She glanced at Mike and Ed.

"Umm, I need to go to the bathroom…"

Molly and Nancy both spoke up at the same time.

"We'll go with you."

When they got to the bathroom, Carol finally allowed herself to take a deep breath.

Molly started, "Well…How was it?"

Carol couldn't help the grin that appeared on her face, "It was…amazing. I didn't know kisses could feel like that. I was…it was…mind-blowing."

Nancy grinned, Molly hugged Carol, and all of them giggled.

Back at the Table

Mike was questioning Ed.

"So man, was it everything you ever dreamed it was gonna be?"

Ed smiled, "You have NO idea."

"So you think you owe me an apology?"

Ed slapped him on the back, "Thanks man, I owe you one."

"Great, can you watch Sarah for Nancy and me this weekend? We're kinda in need of a vacation, if you get my drift?" Mike wiggled his eyebrows at this and Ed had to laugh.

"Sure man, no problem."

At this, the three girls walked back to the table. Ed locked eyes with Carol and gave her a smile. She blushed and smiled back.

"Hey Nance!" Mike gave her a self-satisfied smile, "I got Ed to agree to watch Sarah this weekend!"

"Really? Well, that's great, but Carol just agreed to also."

"Hmm, now that's a problem", Molly interjected.

Ed and Carol spoke up at the same time, "We can do it together."

Everyone grinned at this and Carol blushed.

Mike sighed, "I don't know, I mean, you guys might forget about Sarah and get preoccupied with…each other."

Carol looked mortified, "Mike! We wouldn't do that!"

"That kiss says otherwise…"

Everyone at the table, besides Carol and Ed, had to grin at this.

"We promise not to forget about the kid...uh…what's her name?" Ed cracked a grin.

Nancy rolled her eyes, "Ha-ha…fine, we'll trust you guys, but I better not come home to find out you did it in my bed!"

This even brought out a blush from Ed, but he didn't argue. Neither did Carol.

The game began to slow down an hour later.

Nancy stood up, dragging Mike with her.

"We better get going. Sarah likes to see us before she goes to bed and now we're going to have to wake her up."

Molly nodded, "Yea, I better get going too. Umm Carol, can you get a ride from Ed? I'm feeling really tired and just want to get to bed."

She gave Carol an evil grin.

Ed nodded, "Yea, that's fine with me."

As they were walking out the door, Carol reached out and pinched Molly.

"You are evil!" she whispered.

"I know, but don't you love me for it?" With this she strode away to her car, leaving Carol to follow Ed to his Explorer.

Once inside, Ed turned the heat up, the March wind was still very chilly.

Ed turned to Carol, "You'll have to give me directions to your house…"

She smiled, "Ok. Do you know where the book store is? Head that way."

Ed nodded. They sat for a few minutes, listening to the radio, before Ed finally broke the silence.

"About tonight, the whole kissing thing…"

"It was just a dare, no need to apologize." Carol assured him.

"Actually, I was going to say I really enjoyed it, and if I'm not mistaken, you did too."

"Full of yourself, aren't you?" Carol laughed.

"No, it's just, in my experience, women who don't enjoy the kiss they are getting from a gorgeous male specimen like myself, usually don't stick their tongue down said specimen's throat." He grinned, having made his point.

Carol shook her head, "No, I do believe you were the sticker."

"Definitely not."

"I think so."

"Well" Ed grinned, "there's only one way to find out…"

Carol laughed, "And how is that?"

"We try it again."

The car got quiet for a moment, the only noise coming from the radio, turned down low, playing an old love song.

"Ok"

Ed was surprised. He had expected her to say no.

"Umm…well...Ok then."

He pulled into the parking lot of a nearby park and turned towards Carol.

"Ok, on the count of three…one…two..."

They were at it before Ed reached three. Lips locked, hands roaming, they were completely lost in the kiss.

Carol was confused. Every time they kissed, fireworks went off in her head. Nick had never kissed her like that. He had always kissed her as if it was an obligation, like paying taxes. But with Ed…

Ed couldn't believe he was kissing Carol Vessey…and it was amazing.

They soon lost track of time, and were therefore surprised when a flashlight beam was turned on their faces.

Carol shielded her eyes as Ed tried to see the flashlight-holder as he rolled down the windows, defogging them in the process.

"Umm...wow…officer…" Ed smiled up at the policeman, dressed in the infamous black shirt and badge, "Nice evening don't you think?"

"What exactly were you two doing out here?"

"Well, I thought it was pretty obvious…"

Carol blushed at this.

The officer threw them a questioning glance, "Yea, well, at 2 in the morning?"

Now it was Carols turn to speak.

"Oh my gosh! Is it seriously 2? I've gotta get home, I have class tomorrow!"

Ed turned back to the officer.

"Look sir, can I speak to you for a second…alone?"

The officer nodded and Ed got out of the car, leading the officer to a corner of the parking lot, just far enough away for Carol to be out of hearing distance. After a few murmured words and quick nods, the two men walked back to the car, the officer grinning as if he was in on a big secret.

"Ok, well, you folks have a good night!"

Ed nodded to him as he walked back to the patrol car, got in, and drove away. Meanwhile, Carol looked on, dumbfounded.

"Wha…what did you say to him!?"

"That, Ms. Vessey, is for me to know and for you to never ever find out! Now, let's get you back home. Oh, and you lose the bet, you were the sticker."

Carol looked about to argue when she realized he was right, and lightly hit his arm instead.

The next few minutes passed in silence as Carol used hand signals to guide Ed to her house. Both were thinking about what would have happened, had the officer not shown up when he did.